The sixth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Pakistan in Sindh by the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza last night.
Dr Zafar Mirza took to Twitter to inform of the new case and said that the matter is being well taken care of and the patient is in stable condition saying:
The patient is in clinically stable condition in Sindh and is being well taken care of.
This marks the third confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Sindh while two cases belong to the federal areas and one in Islamabad.
The latest patient is 69 year old and has a history of travelling to Iran and returned last month after which he was being monitored and tested today when symptoms flared up.
The Sindh government has already closed all educational institutions till 13 March as a precautionary measure and have even taken strict action against schools who remained open despite orders suspending their registration.
The total number of registered cases of the novel coronavirus are close to reaching a 100,000 with the death count at over 3,300.
The majority of these cases are in China where the coronavirus originated in the Hubei Province.